Marvel Studios just added another wonderfully talented actor to CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. Martin Freeman, star of THE HOBBIT trilogy, has signed on for an unnamed role, which makes it all the more difficult to speculate which side he’ll be on when Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) square off next year. Either way, this is great news and an awesome casting coup for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. See the full announcement below.

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” has added another name to its growing cast with Martin Freeman, who will make his debut in the film.

“From his roles as Bilbo Baggins and Doctor Watson to Tim in ‘The Office,’ Martin’s range from the dramatic to the comedic has consistently impressed us,” said “Captain America: Civil War” Producer Kevin Feige. “We couldn’t be more honored or excited to have such a talented actor join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR is currently in production and will arrive in theaters on May 6, 2016.

Source: Marvel